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Report: Hurd’s drug clients included many NFL players

Roy Williams, Sam Hurd , Marion Barber

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2011, file photo, Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd watches teammates practice during NFL football training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. Hurd was in jail Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, after authorities accused him of trying to set up a drug distribution network in the Chicago area and arrested him after he allegedly agreed to buy a kilogram of cocaine from an undercover agent. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)


The drug arrest of Bears receiver Sam Hurd is a story that could become a serious public relations problem for the NFL.

We told you how Hurd is accused of trying to buy more than $575,000 worth of cocaine and marijuana every week from an undercover agent. 670 The Score in Chicago has more troubling news for the league.
A law enforcement source told Laurence Holmes of 670 that Hurd was one of the top drug dealers in Chicago. Police obtained a list of NFL players who were supplied drugs by Hurd and the number is “in the double digits.”

Considering Hurd allegedly dealt drugs while in Dallas, his arrest could create problems in at least two NFL cities. And it could create the impression, at a minimum, that the NFL’s drug testing is pretty easy to get around.